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Cirencester College awarded share of £5.4m funding package Image

Cirencester College awarded share of £5.4m funding package

The College Collaboration Fund was launched in early 2020 but was paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Golden Valley Development draws up partner shortlist Image

Golden Valley Development draws up partner shortlist

Six potential development partners have been shortlisted for Cheltenham's Golden Valley Development - the town's £400million cyber hub and garden community.

Colt hit as Mitsubishi pulls out of UK market Image

Colt hit as Mitsubishi pulls out of UK market

Colt Car Company said it "did not, at any point, anticipate" Mitsubishi's withdrawal from the UK and Europe.

Man arrested after break-ins at six Tewkesbury businesses Image

Man arrested after break-ins at six Tewkesbury businesses

A man was arrested by officers yesterday (Monday) in connection with burglaries at several Tewkesbury businesses over the weekend.

Ecclesiastical appoints new claims director Image

Ecclesiastical appoints new claims director

Jeremy Trott has been named as Ecclesiastical's new claims director, replacing David Bonehill when he retires in October.

Renishaw launches virtual manufacturing exhibition Image

Renishaw launches virtual manufacturing exhibition

With a wave of global trade show and exhibition postponements this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gloucestershire-based engineering giant has launched its own online exhibition.

Cash continues to flow at St James's Place Image

Cash continues to flow at St James's Place

St James's Place has outstripped predictions of analysts to post an increase of net cash inflows over the first six months of the year.

Cheltenham site sees firm going up in the world Image

Cheltenham site sees firm going up in the world

An indoor climbing company has opened its second site with an 8,000sq ft specialist bouldering centre in Cheltenham.

Amazon primed to harvest fresh deliveries Image

Amazon primed to harvest fresh deliveries

Amazon is increasing its online grocery service as it looks to serve millions of customers across the UK by the end of the year.

Stroud Book Festival looks for support to head online Image

Stroud Book Festival looks for support to head online

Stroud Book Festival has launched a Crowdfunder appeal to ensure it can go ahead online as planned.

Halfords ready for government bike repair scheme  Image

Halfords ready for government bike repair scheme

The Government’s delayed £25million cycle repair scheme has launched today and the UK’s biggest bike retailer is on hand to help.

Jack Wills to launch children’s range Image

Jack Wills to launch children’s range

Fashion retailer Jack Wills is set to launch a range of children’s clothing for the first time, through a licensing partnership with clothing manufacturer Brands Machine Group.

Greggs on a roll as sales recover Image

Greggs on a roll as sales recover

National bakery chain Greggs said it had seen an "encouraging sales trend since shop reopening" as lockdown eases across the country.

Cheltenham firm calls for help on journey ahead Image

Cheltenham firm calls for help on journey ahead

Marchants Coaches is not alone in suffering a huge loss in revenue - but with time running out during peak season, the Cheltenham-based company has warned job losses are inevitable across the industry without some help.

Council looking for leader to market Gloucester Image

Council looking for leader to market Gloucester

Gloucester City Council is advertising for someone to lead the future of destination marketing for the city.

Gloucestershire restaurant group goes into liquidation Image

Gloucestershire restaurant group goes into liquidation

Due to the coronavirus uncertainty and loss of trade, a Gloucestershire restaurant group has been forced into liquidation with the loss of 25 jobs.

This is what Gloucester's new Primark could look like Image

This is what Gloucester's new Primark could look like

Plans submitted to Gloucester City Council earlier this month reveal fresh details of the new flagship store.

Kier goes back to school for £170m projects Image

Kier goes back to school for £170m projects

Kier Construction has been awarded the contracts for 13 school projects with a total value of around £170million.

Two new stores heading for Gloucester Quays Image

Two new stores heading for Gloucester Quays

Two major brands have hinted about opening stores at the retail hotspot.

Major steps taken for Debenhams sale Image

Major steps taken for Debenhams sale

An investment bank has been appointed to oversee the sale process of troubled retailer Debenhams as it looks to avoid liquidation.

Are you open for business? Punchline can help Image

Are you open for business? Punchline can help

Restrictions are easing and Gloucestershire is open for business and it is time to spread to word - which where Punchline can help.

Businesses braced for tough quarter ahead Image

Businesses braced for tough quarter ahead

More than one in five small business owners expect performance to be "much worse" over the next three months.]

Choral scholars from cathedrals across the south west join forces to raise funds Image

Choral scholars from cathedrals across the south west join forces to raise funds

Choral scholars from cathedrals across the south west have created a virtual evensong to raise funds for the Cathedral Choirs Emergency Fund.

Council to cut carbon emissions with new technology  Image

Council to cut carbon emissions with new technology

Stroud District Council is set to slash the carbon emissions from two of its biggest buildings, by investing in a greener way of heating them.

Gloucester Shopmobility to reopen its doors Image

Gloucester Shopmobility to reopen its doors

Shoppers with mobility problems in Gloucester will find it easier to shop from tomorrow as Gloucester Shopmobility reopens its doors.

Tewkesbury council hands out £883,000 funding pot Image

Tewkesbury council hands out £883,000 funding pot

Tewkesbury Borough Council has awarded its entire pot of funding from the discretionary business grant scheme to support local businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Five years for economy to bounce back says report Image

Five years for economy to bounce back says report

The UK economy may not return to its pre-coronavirus level until the end of 2024, according to a leading economic forecast.

Gloucestershire police forced to call off Open Day Image

Gloucestershire police forced to call off Open Day

One of the highlights of Gloucestershire's policing calendar is the latest local event to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

GFirst LEP announces plan to reimagine and restart Gloucestershire Image

GFirst LEP announces plan to reimagine and restart Gloucestershire

GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership, has launched an ambitious plan to get the county's economy back on its feet.

GE Aviation at eye of Tempest with team effort Image

GE Aviation at eye of Tempest with team effort

GE Aviation has signed up as part of a collaboration of leading aerospace companies to develop game-changing technologies.

Crowe maintains perfect record in securing loans Image

Crowe maintains perfect record in securing loans

National audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe has helped Gloucestershire and Midlands companies raise £16.6million under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

"Without George Henderson, there would have been no Punchline"

Tributes have been paid to the former Punchline journalist who is credited with coming up the name of the magazine and website.

Cheltenham bank branch relocates to Regent House Image

Cheltenham bank branch relocates to Regent House

Local relationship bank, Handelsbanken, has relocated its Cheltenham branch to larger premises.

Cult Hotels ahead of the social distancing trend Image

Cult Hotels ahead of the social distancing trend

Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton can hardly be accused of not being on trend and his latest venture is right up with the times - complete with social distancing built in.

Cyber defence firm inspires the next generation at virtual airshow Image

Cyber defence firm inspires the next generation at virtual airshow

Gloucester based Raytheon UK is helping to introduce the next generation of innovators and potential engineers to the endless career opportunities that are available across the aerospace, defence and space sectors.

New hair salon to open in Cheltenham next month Image

New hair salon to open in Cheltenham next month

One of the county's best-known hair salons is due to open the doors of its latest shop on August 13.

Gloucester Cathedral reopens with safety award Image

Gloucester Cathedral reopens with safety award

Gloucester Cathedral has reopened for daily worship and visitors - complete with certification for its work following COVID-19 guidelines.

Barton Street takes walk on the right side for safety Image

Barton Street takes walk on the right side for safety

Walking in one busy Gloucester street has been transformed with the introduction of a one-way pedestrian system.

Gloucestershire airline academy goes electric with purchase of ten eFlyers Image

Gloucestershire airline academy goes electric with purchase of ten eFlyers

Staverton-based Skyborne Airline Academy has become the first UK pilot training school to place an order for Bye Aerospace's all-electric aircraft.

Masks no excuse for abuse of workers Image

Masks no excuse for abuse of workers

Face coverings have become compulsory in shops in England amid appeals for customers to be kind to shop workers.

New independent panel to help police address racial inequality Image

New independent panel to help police address racial inequality

A new independent panel is being created to help Gloucestershire Constabulary address issues of racial inequality.

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